Thoughts

From bryan Close

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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Ugly Mugs: How Flawed Prototypes Lead to Good Design

The design process isn't always so linear, and perfection is rarely the initial outcome — especially when true customization is the goal.

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All By Design: A New Series

In this series, we push the boundaries of the traditional definition of design by talking with people who practice design as we define it: in the broadest and most useful way.

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Why Authenticity Matters Part 2 | For Business

Authenticity is a smart business move — it earns trust and leads to efficiency and, in turn, profits.

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Why Authenticity Matters Part 1 | For Brands

Authenticity is more than just a buzz word. It’s a business strategy.

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12 Tips for CPG Startups

What we’ve learned from years of starting, building, and growing CPG brands.

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A Place to Gather at PublicHouse

How Drawn helped convert a 100-year-old church into a contemporary food hall designed to invite eating, drinking, and — above all — connecting with friends and neighbors.

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The Bard Rebirth

The what, when, where, why, and HOW of Drawn's Bard Building (our headquarters) in downtown Eugene, Oregon.

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Drawn U | Interdisciplinary Design

When appreciation for the philosophy of design meets authentic, instinctive design thinking, good things happen. We believe that the best design is second nature and comes from truly embracing interdisciplinary thinking.

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Drawn U | Tutoring Design

Learning something new — whether it’s how to speak Spanish or the language of design thinking — can be tough. You can think of us as a tutor to help you with the latter.

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Human-Centered Design is Just Good Design

Human-centered design — a wholistic approach to problem-solving and design that allows room for empathic understanding and iterative prototyping — is really just good design. Period.